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Friday, April 12, 2019

Report: Umpire Angel Hernandez Worries About Relation if He Speaks Out in Discrimination Case

Umpire Angel Hernandez plans to speak publicly on his allegations of racial discrimination in Major League Baseball nearly two years after filing a racial discrimination suit against the league, reports USA Today.

According to USA Today, Hernandez is seeking permission from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of New York to speak on a previously sealed list of 27 items. The list was submitted in March but unsealed this week. Hernandez’s allegations include that the “MLB has made professional life even harder for minorities in baseball” since Joe Torre was hired as an executive vice president in 2010.

Hernandez’s attorney Kevin Murphy alleges in the filing that: “MLB treats African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and other people of color as competent to play the game based on their athletic ability, but MLB does not do nearly enough to promote African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and other people of color to positions of leadership. MLB pays only lip service to preventing discrimination against African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and other people of color.”

 

QLE Posted: April 12, 2019 at 08:21 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angel hernandez, joe torre, lawsuits, umpire

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   1. dejarouehg Posted: April 12, 2019 at 11:31 AM (#5831152)
Angel Hernandez Worries About Relation if He Speaks Out in Discrimination Case


He should be more concerned about the "Relation" between his eyes and his brain.

This is the wrong person to carry the banner of unfairness to minorities.
   2. Bug Selig Posted: April 12, 2019 at 12:37 PM (#5831179)
MLB treats African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and other people of color as competent to play the game based on their athletic ability,
...says the least competent of them all.
I don't doubt that MLB is plagued by a old white boy's club, but Angel Hernandez shouldn't be allowed to officiate rock-paper-scissors.
   3. akrasian Posted: April 12, 2019 at 05:50 PM (#5831308)
Not only is Torre against minorities, he expects umpires to be competent!

Note: Fake Quote
   4. akrasian Posted: April 12, 2019 at 05:52 PM (#5831309)
z
   5. Dr. Vaux Posted: April 12, 2019 at 06:24 PM (#5831316)
His having a job certainly proves that MLB isn't being unfair to him.
   6. bobm Posted: April 12, 2019 at 10:32 PM (#5831386)
Report: Umpire Angel Hernandez Worries About Relation if He Speaks Out


Hernandez should worry instead that he too often speaks out when the baserunner is actually safe.
   7. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: April 12, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5831393)
I think Angel should be more worried that bringing attention to himself will remind some fans how terrible he is at his job.

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